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*unlocks doors* Welcome, one and all, to Founders' Day Fiesta Friday!
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weaver
Half-elven


Apr 25 2014, 5:31pm

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Oh, and here's to our first two Party Dwarves! [In reply to] Can't Post

A crew of 13 Party Dwarves is pulling off Founders Day Weekend for us all...

Let me introduce you to the first two -- they are none other than our Fiesta-Hostesses, Altaira and dernwyn!

They are wearing special Gold and Orange party hoods and cloaks for the occasion! Don't they look lovely! Smile

Thanks for getting us off to a great start Altaira and derwnyn -- "Hear, hear!" -- and looking forward to hearing more from you both as the weekend goes on!

Weaver



Kim
Valinor


Apr 25 2014, 5:33pm

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Woohoo! Happy Founders' Day to all! [In reply to] Can't Post

This calls for champagne! Looking forward to checking out all the festivities around the boards this weekend. It's been a busy week at work, but should be a quiet weekend - I just have an alumnae brunch tomorrow morning, then plan on curling up here after that.


Happy weekend to all! Smile


"Jagatud rõõm on topelt rõõm - a shared joy is a double joy". ~Estonian saying


“As such, you will address His Majesty as His Majesty, the Lord of Silver Fountains, the King of Carven Stone, the King Beneath the Mountain, the Lion of Erebor, the High King of the Dwarves, the True Treasure of Erebor, the Face that Launched 10,000 Sighs, or Thorin the Majestic..."


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weaver
Half-elven


Apr 25 2014, 5:33pm

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ha, Kel is not to blame for this one! [In reply to] Can't Post

She is the much more tasteful one of our team...and will no doubt pop by with something a little better than Toast Men when the time is right!

Weaver



Magpie
Immortal


Apr 25 2014, 5:40pm

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maybe a Baltimore Oriole? [In reply to] Can't Post

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/.../baltimore_oriole/id



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Dame Ioreth
Tol Eressea


Apr 25 2014, 5:40pm

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I prefer not to limit my options. [In reply to] Can't Post

Although I don't look very good in a lampshade. TongueLaugh

I'd be glad to share my bounty with any like-minded folks. I'll be at the corner table people-watching. Cool

Where there's life there's hope, and need of vittles.
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings







dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 25 2014, 5:50pm

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*ears perk up* [In reply to] Can't Post

Actually, not as much about the ancestor in next-door Lyme (although I'd like to hear about that also!), but about the location of your ancestors from Wales/Cymru.

Mine are Kidwells, believed to have originated in Kidwelly. One of my sort-of things to do at some point, when my life is not so busy, is learn the language, just for the fun of it!

And it's never a "vain" thing when you're letting yourself get "all dolled up" for a very special event. :-)


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Kim
Valinor


Apr 25 2014, 5:54pm

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Hey Eruvandi [In reply to] Can't Post

So sorry to hear about your dad. Fingers crossed for a quick recovery and improving health.


Congrats on your paper!


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"Jagatud rõõm on topelt rõõm - a shared joy is a double joy". ~Estonian saying


“As such, you will address His Majesty as His Majesty, the Lord of Silver Fountains, the King of Carven Stone, the King Beneath the Mountain, the Lion of Erebor, the High King of the Dwarves, the True Treasure of Erebor, the Face that Launched 10,000 Sighs, or Thorin the Majestic..."


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Kim
Valinor


Apr 25 2014, 5:55pm

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Excellent! :-) // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


"Jagatud rõõm on topelt rõõm - a shared joy is a double joy". ~Estonian saying


“As such, you will address His Majesty as His Majesty, the Lord of Silver Fountains, the King of Carven Stone, the King Beneath the Mountain, the Lion of Erebor, the High King of the Dwarves, the True Treasure of Erebor, the Face that Launched 10,000 Sighs, or Thorin the Majestic..."


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cats16
Valinor


Apr 25 2014, 6:00pm

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You bet! [In reply to] Can't Post

Thanks, you too Altaira!

Hope it's fitting. Cool


Magpie
Immortal


Apr 25 2014, 6:13pm

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Wales [In reply to] Can't Post

this family (Dunn) seems to be mostly around Bridgend. It's hard to tell from records because sometimes events are recorded in other locations (or now housed in other locations) than the one where people lived.

But most of the locations listed for the records lie in area between Merthyr Tydfil and Bridgend (with a concentration around Bridgend) in Glamorgan(shire).

Some of the birth records are for other outlying areas, however.



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Altaira
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Apr 25 2014, 6:16pm

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The pleasure is all ours! [In reply to] Can't Post

Fiesta is always a great way to kick off a weekend, so what better way to kick off such a special one!

Here's to more fun to follow (and finding out who the other party dwarves are)!


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Altaira
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Apr 25 2014, 6:17pm

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Happy weekend to you too, Kim! [In reply to] Can't Post

Curling up sounds *so* tempting. Enjoy! Laugh


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Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 25 2014, 6:18pm

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**Self-serve starts now. In honor of FD, the bar is open all weekend! Enjoy! // [In reply to] Can't Post

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Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



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Brethil
Half-elven


Apr 25 2014, 6:22pm

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I was bringing matching lampshades for our stay at Daniel's place [In reply to] Can't Post

C'mon. You know you want to. Cool

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Brethil
Half-elven


Apr 25 2014, 6:23pm

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I second Magpie, Altaira [In reply to] Can't Post

That bird says 'oriole' of some type.

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Eruvandi
Tol Eressea


Apr 25 2014, 6:25pm

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*singing* Feed the birds, tuppence a bag... [In reply to] Can't Post

Gotta love our birdie buddies! Sounds like you have a lot of the same kinds of birds that visit my backyard, Brethil. I've also got Carolina wrens that are trying to build a nest in the Christmas cactus on the front porch, American robins, Ruby-throated hummingbirds, a couple of brown thrashers (not common in my area), a pair of pileated woodpeckers, red tailed and broad shouldered hawks, at least two each of barn owls, barred owls, great-horned owls and the occasional screech owl. etc, etc. I love seeing them every day.Heart

I even had a peregrine falcon visit my yard a few years ago. It kept eating all the mourning doves, and one time, it even swooped down, grabbed a dove and ran into the kitchen window with a BANG!Crazy It rattled the window so hard, I still can't believe it didn't even crack, much less break. Scared the crud out of me at the time because I was in another part of the house and didn't know what had happened. When I heard the bang, I ran into the kitchen and saw the falcon get up off the ground after laying there stunned for a minute and fly away trailing the feathers of its victim. I don't know why, but one day it just left and hasn't come back since. Can't say I'm upset about that.Unimpressed

"But there’s empty cross, there’s an empty tomb
Fire and wind now sweeping in this tiny upper room
There’s a hungry world, there’s a risen King
Unlock the doors, what reason more could we ever need?
So sing with me, I dare you to
Because there’s an empty cross; there’s an empty tomb"
~Empty (Disciples)-sung by Dan Haseltine and Matt Hammitt



Eruvandi
Tol Eressea


Apr 25 2014, 6:29pm

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Hi Kim [In reply to] Can't Post

Thanks very much. I can't even express how much I appreciate everyone's concern.Smile

"But there’s empty cross, there’s an empty tomb
Fire and wind now sweeping in this tiny upper room
There’s a hungry world, there’s a risen King
Unlock the doors, what reason more could we ever need?
So sing with me, I dare you to
Because there’s an empty cross; there’s an empty tomb"
~Empty (Disciples)-sung by Dan Haseltine and Matt Hammitt



Brethil
Half-elven


Apr 25 2014, 6:38pm

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Thank you Eruvandi - you reminded me of some regulars i left off my list.. [In reply to] Can't Post

Like the robins and Carolinas - I have a pair of them (the biggest mouthed little birds ever..!) and posting to Altaira reminds me we have Baltimore orioles due in any day now.
I saw upthread about your dad - sincere best wishes. Its a lot to manage. Angelic Angelic

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Eruvandi
Tol Eressea


Apr 25 2014, 6:45pm

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I have Welsh ancestry too [In reply to] Can't Post

Maybe we're related somewhere along the line.Wink

I've done some genealogy research myself and although I haven't traced my family tree back overseas yet (I'm working on getting it past the Civil War) I know from my mom and dad that I had a Welsh ancestor named Wealthy Ives who was a lady in waiting. That's literally all I know about her so I look forward to getting my research back far enough that I can find our more.

Good luck on sorting through those records!

"But there’s empty cross, there’s an empty tomb
Fire and wind now sweeping in this tiny upper room
There’s a hungry world, there’s a risen King
Unlock the doors, what reason more could we ever need?
So sing with me, I dare you to
Because there’s an empty cross; there’s an empty tomb"
~Empty (Disciples)-sung by Dan Haseltine and Matt Hammitt



Eruvandi
Tol Eressea


Apr 25 2014, 6:55pm

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The cute little wrens are definitely my faves [In reply to] Can't Post

They sing so pretty even if they are a little mischievous. My mom likes to hang seasonal wreaths on the front door and the only problem with that is that sometimes the wrens have tried to roost in them overnight. They usually fly away when we open the door but on a couple of occasions one of them has gotten into the house and we had to put the dog and cats (one of whom was like, "It's a BIRD! You have to let me eat it! You can't put me in my room! Noooooo!") in another room so we could try to chase the wren back out of the house! Wheeee!Tongue

Thanks for the best wishes for my dad. They are much appreciated!Smile

"But there’s empty cross, there’s an empty tomb
Fire and wind now sweeping in this tiny upper room
There’s a hungry world, there’s a risen King
Unlock the doors, what reason more could we ever need?
So sing with me, I dare you to
Because there’s an empty cross; there’s an empty tomb"
~Empty (Disciples)-sung by Dan Haseltine and Matt Hammitt



Magpie
Immortal


Apr 25 2014, 6:59pm

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that's a great name. :-) [In reply to] Can't Post

I have an ancester named Thankful which is cool, I think.

It can be difficult to track women, sometimes. I just found an Ives in Wales and a Wealthy Ives born in CT at familysearch.org. It could be the CT Wealthy was the granddaughter of your Wealthy Ives.

I had a good headstart on my greatgrandfather because he lived to be 103 years old. The local newspaper in Michigan did a story on him when he turned 100 and he still had his birth certificate from Wales! So there was some concrete information about him in that regard that gave me a place to start.

Working genealogy is one part research and two parts logic puzzles.



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Eruvandi
Tol Eressea


Apr 25 2014, 7:01pm

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*almost snorts milk out of nose* [In reply to] Can't Post

BWAHAHAHA!Laugh

"But there’s empty cross, there’s an empty tomb
Fire and wind now sweeping in this tiny upper room
There’s a hungry world, there’s a risen King
Unlock the doors, what reason more could we ever need?
So sing with me, I dare you to
Because there’s an empty cross; there’s an empty tomb"
~Empty (Disciples)-sung by Dan Haseltine and Matt Hammitt



Eruvandi
Tol Eressea


Apr 25 2014, 7:14pm

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Ooohhh [In reply to] Can't Post


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It can be difficult to track women, sometimes. I just found an Ives in Wales and a Wealthy Ives born in CT at familysearch.org. It could be the CT Wealthy was the granddaughter of your Wealthy Ives.

That would be so awesome if they were related! I haven't had time to do as much ancestry research as I would like lately, what with my college semester being in full swing, but I can't wait until I can work on it again. I really enjoy learning about my family.


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I had a good headstart on my greatgrandfather because he lived to be 103 years old. The local newspaper in Michigan did a story on him when he turned 100 and he still had his birth certificate from Wales! So there was some concrete information about him in that regard that gave me a place to start.

Wow! That's incredible that he managed to hold onto his birth certificate for all those years. I guess that really would give you a headstart!

I think the name Thankful is pretty cool too, btw.Cool

"But there’s empty cross, there’s an empty tomb
Fire and wind now sweeping in this tiny upper room
There’s a hungry world, there’s a risen King
Unlock the doors, what reason more could we ever need?
So sing with me, I dare you to
Because there’s an empty cross; there’s an empty tomb"
~Empty (Disciples)-sung by Dan Haseltine and Matt Hammitt



Dame Ioreth
Tol Eressea


Apr 25 2014, 7:27pm

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OK [In reply to] Can't Post

Blush

But I want the blue one. It matches my eyes. Smile

Where there's life there's hope, and need of vittles.
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings







cats16
Valinor


Apr 25 2014, 7:51pm

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Have fun curling up! :) // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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